Thursday, May 13, 2010

Like Drinking Money

You know how I mix my metaphors and expressions? Today when I stepped off the scale, I said to myself, "Man! I weigh a fortune!" I somehow confused "weighs a ton" with "costs a fortune" and then I laughed about it and thought, "I bet it would be interesting to see how much that actually cost." Since I eat two normal healthy meals a day, and don't snack, it's pretty obvious that all of my fat is beer fat, so I estimated the cost of the beer that I drink. And I came up with a price per year: $6,067. And it took ten years to get to this weight so my beer fat cost me around $60,000 (adjusting for price differences in the last ten years). So I do weigh a fortune! But I sure love my beer.

7 comments:

Carole said...

One man/woman's beer is another woman's chocolate.

CHRIS said...
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XUP said...

That's only 3 beer a day if you were to buy them in a pub in Canada or 6 beer a day if you bought them by the case in a beer store. You probably get better value for your $6K in Texas.

Mr. Jazz said...

I agree with XUP. Up here, you could "weigh" a millionaire :-)

geewits said...

Carole,
~~I guess so. And isn't "good" chocolate expensive?

Xup,
~~I remember how expensive beer was when I was in Vancouver. An 18-pack here is about $13-$14 and the average bar price for a beer is $3.50. I also factored in my 8 or so $6 airplane/airport beers.

Mr. Jazz,
~~No wonder everyone drinks wine.

Carole said...

Gee, yes it sure is; although, I think I've been "institutionalized" because I'm more of a Hershey/M&M Mars kind of chocolate lover. I do love Ethel M's though, the "M" being from the Mar's dynasty.

Jazz said...

I can't help but wonder how much all the wine I drink weighs!